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Advaxis Inc (ADXS.OQ)

ADXS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Sidransky

57 2015 Independent chairman of the Board

Kenneth Berlin

53 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Patton

60 2015 Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Molly Henderson

47 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Robert Petit

58 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Roni Appel

51 2006 Independent Director

Richard Berman

75 2005 Independent Director

Samir Khleif

54 2014 Independent Director

Ranya Dajani

2016 Vice President, Business Development

Biographies

Name Description

David Sidransky

Dr. David Sidransky, M.D., is Independent chairman of the Board of the Company. He is a renowned oncologist and research scientist named and profiled by TIME magazine in 2001 as one of the top physicians and scientists in America, recognized for his work with early detection of cancer. Since 1994, Dr. Sidransky has been the Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Division and Professor of Oncology, Otolaryngology, Genetics, and Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Champions Oncology since October 2007 and was, until the merger with Eli Lilly, a director and Vice-Chairman of ImClone Systems, Inc. He is the Chairman of Tamir Biotechnology and Ayala and serves on the Board of Directors of Galmed and Orgenesis. He has served on scientific advisory boards of MedImmune, Roche, Amgen, and Veridex, LLC (a Johnson & Johnson diagnostic company), among others. Dr. Sidransky served as Director (2005-2008) of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Kenneth Berlin

Mr. Kenneth A. Berlin is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. He joins Advaxis from Rosetta Genomics, where since 2009 he was President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Rosetta Genomics, Mr. Berlin was Worldwide General Manager at cellular and molecular cancer diagnostics developer Veridex, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company. Mr. Berlin joined Johnson & Johnson in 1994, and served as corporate counsel for six years. He led and participated on the legal team that oversaw several mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and commercial transactions. He then held positions of increasing responsibility within Johnson & Johnson and a number of its subsidiary companies. From 2001 until 2004 he served as Vice President, Licensing and New Business Development in the pharmaceuticals group, and from 2004 until 2007 served as Worldwide Vice President, Franchise Development, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.

James Patton

Dr. James P. Patton, M.D., is Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Patton was the Chairman of our Board of Directors from November 2004 until December 31, 2005 and was our Chief Executive Officer from February 2002 to November 2002. Since February 1999, Dr. Patton has been the Vice President of Millennium Oncology Management, Inc., which is a consulting company in the field of oncology services delivery. Dr. Patton was a trustee of Dundee Wealth US, a mutual fund family, from October 2006 through September 2014. He is a founder and has been chairman of VAL Health, LLC, a health care consultancy, from 2011 to the present. In addition, he was President of Comprehensive Oncology Care, LLC since 1999, a company that owned and operated a cancer treatment facility in Exton, Pennsylvania until its sale in 2008. From February 1999 to September 2003, Dr. Patton also served as a consultant to LibertyView Equity Partners SBIC, LP, a venture capital fund based in Jersey City, New Jersey. From July 2000 to December 2002, Dr. Patton served as a director of Pinpoint Data Corp. From February 2000 to November 2000, Dr. Patton served as a director of Healthware Solutions. From June 2000 to June 2003, Dr. Patton served as a director of LifeStar Response. He earned his B.S. from the University of Michigan, his Medical Doctorate from Medical College of Pennsylvania, and his M.B.A. from Penn’s Wharton School. Dr. Patton was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. He has published papers regarding scientific research in human genetics, diagnostic test performance and medical economic analysis.

Molly Henderson

Ms. Molly Henderson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. She joins the company having over 20 years of operating company experience, most recently with Iovance Biotherapeutics, (formerly Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.) (Nasdaq: IOVA), an immuno-oncology company where she was responsible for all SEC and financial related matters including raising $100 million in equity capital. In her over twenty years of financial experience, Ms. Henderson brings to Advaxis a demonstrated set of skills that includes operational efficiency, fund raising, M&A evaluation, investor relations, accounting and financial controls. Prior to Iovance, for more than a decade Ms. Henderson was Chief Financial Officer of VirtualScopics, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: VSCP) during a period when the company evolved from an early stage company to a publicly-traded, profitable business serving the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Earlier in her career Ms. Henderson was Corporate Controller at Ultralife Corporation and an expert advisor to entrepreneurs in Switzerland. She began her career as an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Henderson holds an MBA and a BS in Accounting from the University at Buffalo. She is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the State of New York.

Robert Petit

Dr. Robert G. Petit, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Petit has over 20 years of experience in all medical and scientific aspects of pharmaceutical development. He has led programs in discovery, translational development and intellectual property development and has designed and conducted U.S. and international clinical evaluation programs from phase I to IV. Dr. Petit joined Advaxis from Bristol Myers Squibb where he was the U.S. Medical Strategy Lead for the Ipilimumab program, Director of Medical Strategy for New Oncology Products, and Director of Global Clinical Research. Prior to joining Bristol Myers-Squibb, Robert served as Vice President of Clinical Development at MGI Pharma and also at Aesgen Inc. His scientific focus has been to develop immunologic based therapies with a particular emphasis on immunologic oncology treatment. Robert has had significant FDA experience and has contributed to five NDA/BLA filings. Dr. Petit has a Doctorate from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and a B.S. from Indiana State University.

Roni Appel

Mr. Roni A. Appel is Independent Director of the Company. He was our President and Chief Executive Officer from January 1, 2006 and Secretary and Chief Financial Officer from November 2004, until he resigned as our Chief Financial Officer on September 7, 2006 and as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary on December 15, 2006. From December 15, 2006 to December 2007, Mr. Appel served as a consultant to us. Mr. Appel currently is a self-employed consultant. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Anima Cell Metrology Ltd., from 2008 through January 31, 2013. From 1999 to 2004, he was a partner and managing director of LV Equity Partners (f/k/a LibertyView Equity Partners). From 1998 until 1999, he was a director of business development at Americana Financial Services, Inc. From 1994 to 1998, he was an attorney and completed his M.B.A at Columbia University.

Richard Berman

Mr. Richard J. Berman, J.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Richard Berman’s business career spans over 35 years of venture capital, senior management and merger and acquisitions experience. In the past 5 years, Mr. Berman has served as a director and/or officer of over a dozen public and private companies. In 2016 he was elected Chairman of Cevolva Biotech Inc. From 2014-2016, he was Chairman of MetaStat, Inc. From 2006-2011, he was Chairman of National Investment Managers, a company with $12 billion in pension administration assets. Mr. Berman also serves as a director for the public healthcare companies Catasys, Inc. and Cryoport Inc. From 2002 to 2010, he was a director at Nexmed Inc. (now Apricus Biosciences, Inc.) where he also served as Chairman/CEO in 2008 and 2009. From 1998-2000, he was employed by Internet Commerce Corporation (now Easylink Services) as Chairman and CEO and served as director from 1998-2012. Previously, Mr. Berman worked at Goldman Sachs, was Senior Vice President of Bankers Trust Company, where he started the M&A and Leveraged Buyout Departments, created the largest battery company in the world in the 1980s by merging Prestolite, General Battery and Exide to form Exide Technologies (XIDE), helped to create what is now Soho (NYC) by developing five buildings, and advised on over $4 billion of M&A transactions (completed over 300 deals). He is a past Director of the Stern School of Business of NYU where he obtained his B.S. and M.B.A. He also has US and foreign law degrees from Boston College and The Hague Academy of International Law, respectively.

Samir Khleif

Dr. Samir N. Khleif is Independent Director of the company. He currently serves as the Director of the State of Georgia Cancer Center, Georgia Regents University Cancer Center and the Cancer Service Line. Dr. Khleif was formerly Chief of the Cancer Vaccine Section at the NCI, and also served as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the FDA leading the Critical Path Initiative for oncology. Dr. Khleif is a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Cancer Scientist and Clinician and holds a professorship in Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Graduate Studies at Georgia Regents University. Dr. Khleif’s research program at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center focuses on understanding the mechanisms of cancer-induced immune suppression, and utilizing this knowledge for the development of novel immune therapeutics and vaccines against cancer. His research group designed and performed some of the first cancer vaccine clinical trials targeting specific genetic changes in cancer cells. He led many national efforts and committees on the development of biomarkers and integration of biomarkers in clinical trials, including the AACR-NCI-FDA Cancer Biomarker Collaborative and the ASCO Alternative Clinical Trial Design. Dr. Khleif is the author of many book chapters and scientific articles on tumor immunology and biomarkers process development, and he is the editor for two textbooks on cancer therapeutics, tumor immunology, and cancer vaccines. Dr. Khleif was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation, received the National Cancer Institute’s Director Golden Star Award, the National Institutes of Health Award for Merit, the Commendation Medal of the US Public Health Service, and he was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum.

Ranya Dajani

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Sidransky

2,020,800

Kenneth Berlin

--

James Patton

--

Molly Henderson

--

Robert Petit

1,943,970

Roni Appel

144,615

Richard Berman

--

Samir Khleif

--

Ranya Dajani

--
As Of  31 Oct 2017